For our members that are not aware our beloved Dave Deatherage passed away on July 22, 2020. Dave always gave his heart and soul to our organization without hesitation and did so with a passion that inspired everyone around him. Dave was involved with the design of our Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial patches, lapel pins, and our challenge coin. Not only was he involved in the design of our memorabilia, but Dave was also a premier salesman for our paver stones as well.
Dave never missed any of our MKWVM meetings and you could always count on him to have his jar with money that he had made from sales with him. He was a true inspiration to all that knew him and set a wonderful example for all to strive to emulate, a true gentleman and patriot. His kindness and humor will be truly missed, may God bless him and keep him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time.